(also silique /səˈlēk/)
noun (plural siliquae /ˈsiləˌkwē/ or siliques /səˈlēks, ˈsiliks/)Botany
- The long, narrow seedpod of many plants of the cabbage family, splitting open when mature.More example sentences
- The seeds and any abscised siliques were collected from plastic collars around the plant.
- Activity was also detected in the stigma, receptacle, and petal and sepal veins, and in siliques and developing seeds.
- Recently, ethylene evolution in desiccating siliques and seeds of mustard and canola was measured, with the conclusion that ethylene within the silique may contribute to seed degreening.
Latin, literally 'pod'.
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